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Charles Richardson — Editor of The World is not Enough

Charles Richardson

Editor of The World is not Enough

Charles Richardson has contributed to Crikey since 2002, and was a ministerial adviser in the Kennett government and a former editorial manager at the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney.

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Spectre of right-wing populism haunts Europe as Italy, Austria went to the polls

Spectre of right-wing populism haunts Europe as Italy, Austria went to the polls

Charles RichardsonDec 6, 20163 Comments

Like many other signs this year, particularly last month's US election, these twin events warn of a rising tide of xenophobic right-wing populism.

Liberte, egalite, and a firm 'non' to Trumpism

Liberte, egalite, and a firm 'non' to Trumpism

Charles RichardsonNov 21, 2016

Nicolas Sarkozy was the most Donald Trump-like candidate for France's Republican party, but voters were having none of it.

No Brexit: voters swing back towards 'stay'

No Brexit: voters swing back towards 'stay'

Charles RichardsonJun 23, 20161 Comment

A fortnight ago, the polls had shifted to mostly showing a narrow majority for "leave". Since then, there appears to have been a movement back.

Who's afraid of the big, bad Greens?

Who's afraid of the big, bad Greens?

Charles RichardsonJun 16, 20168 Comments

Labor and the Coalition are both running scare campaigns over the Greens bogeyman. But there's a way for the progressive parties to get along instead.

Turnbull, Shorten and the orange, weirdly coiffed elephant in the room

Turnbull, Shorten and the orange, weirdly coiffed elephant in the room

Charles RichardsonJun 6, 20162 Comments

Shorten touched on Trump, but generally speaking both sides have avoided talk of foreign policy so far this campaign.

How the US Congress, not the voters, could choose the next president

Charles RichardsonMay 27, 20167 Comments

Donald Trump will be the Republican standard-bearer, but that does not mean he will be the next president.

Abbott loyalists turn the screws on Mal any way they can

Abbott loyalists turn the screws on Mal any way they can

Charles RichardsonApr 26, 201612 Comments

The Tony Abbott loyalists will exploit any issue, economic or otherwise, to turn the centre of the party against him.

Strange bedfellows: what a Liberal-Greens preference deal says about both

Strange bedfellows: what a Liberal-Greens preference deal says about both

Charles RichardsonApr 19, 201619 Comments

Party posturing over preference deals is much more often about ideology than tactics.

What we can learn from Europe on sensible refugee policy

Charles RichardsonFeb 26, 20168 Comments

If Europe can figure out how to resettle millions of refugees, why can't we?

Will David Cameron sever Britain's ties with the EU?

Will David Cameron sever Britain's ties with the EU?

Charles RichardsonJan 22, 20165 Comments

Pressure is mounting on British PM David Cameron to pull Britain's involvement in the European Union.

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